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President Akufo-Addo promises teacher unions 280,000 laptops

The governing New Patriotic Party has renewed its commitment to ensuring quality education in Ghana as President Akufo-Addo has promised to give 280,000 laptops to the various teacher unions.

This was captured in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first State of the Nation Address in his second term in office.

During his speech on Tuesday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, “I’m happy to announce that the government is facilitating the acquisition of 280,000 laptops for members of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) this year.”

“I acknowledge that the teacher is at the centre of every reform in the field of education”

The President noted, “Prioritising the welfare of teachers remains a key objective of the government”.

“After the restoration of teacher trainee allowances, the government is now paying professional allowances to both and non-teaching staff – something you [NDC] found very difficult to do in eight years”, he observed.

“Moving forward, the minister of education will soon detail an action plan for the implementation of the National Teacher Policy”, he added.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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